FBI Director James Comey said during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday that he has “no information” backing up President Donald Trump’s allegation that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during last year’s presidential election.
Earlier this month, Trump took to Twitter to claim that Obama ordered surveillance on him as a candidate for president.
Comey said that he has no evidence to support that claim.
“With respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets,” Comey said. “And we have looked carefully inside the FBI.”
Comey added that the Department of Justice authorized him to say that their conclusion is the same as the FBI’s.
“The department has no information that supports those tweets,” he said.